Çatalhöyük Zooarchaeology

  • David Clive Orton (Editor)
  • Nerissa Russell (Editor)
  • Katheryn Twiss (Editor)
  • Louise Martin (Editor)
  • Sheelagh Frame (Editor)



This is a large dataset extracted for the purpose of an Anatolian Neolithic zooarchaeological meta-analysis. It is part of an even larger database containing all the zooarchaeological results thus far recorded from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Çatalhöyük, Konya province, Turkey. The data presented here is the result of almost twenty years' work (1995-2012) by several main analysts and numerous students and assistants, but is neither complete nor final. Accordingly, users are requested (a) to take care to cite the correct analysts for each area, and (b) to read the associated documentation carefully in order to avoid misinterpretation.

Open Context published this dataset as part of a larger data integration project involving participants in the Anatolia Zooarchaeology Working Group (led by Benjamin Arbuckle). The project " Biogeography of Early Domestic Animals using Linked Open Data " was funded with a Computable Data Challenge award from the Encyclopedia of Life. The project published and integrated zooarchaeological data from 13 sites in Turkey, spanning the Epipaleolithic through the Bronze Age. Open Context editors made the integrated and published data in this study available for convenient mass-download in tabular (CSV) form via GitHub .
Date made available17 Aug 2013
PublisherOpen Context
Date of data production1995 - 2012
Geographical coverageÇatalhöyük, Konya, Turkey
Geospatial point37.66847, 32.82689Show on map

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